Charts Don’t Lie: July 27

This week we find the master of all parodies, Weird Al Yankovic, take over Billboard's #1 spot with his new album Mandatory Fun. There's not much new on here in the way of r'n'b and rap, as we await...

  • Charts Don’t Lie: July 27
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    This week we find the master of all parodies, Weird Al Yankovic, take over Billboard's #1 spot with his new album Mandatory Fun. There's not much new on here in the way of r'n'b and rap, as we await the debut numbers for Common's new release, Nobody's Smiling. This summer hasn't seen many huge hip-hop album releases actually, although there are still a few smaller ones coming up before July wraps...
  • Best Friends 4 Life: Frequent Collaborators
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    Summer's basically over, so it's a good time to look back at all the great times you had with your best friends. Whether that was facing a couple blunts before watching a Guardians of the Galaxy bootleg, or maybe laying down a few platinum-selling songs together, good times were definitely had. See, rappers are just like us, they like to chill with their friends and do fun shit. Their idea of fun...
  • Warrant Issued For Chief Keef In Child Support Case
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    It looks like Chief Keef is getting himself into trouble once again. This time it’s for a no show in court. According to the Chicago Tribune, a warrant for the arrest of Chief Keef was issued on Monday by a Cook County judge after the Chicago rapper failed to appear in court on a child support case. Judge Maureen P. Feerick issued the warrant for the South Side rapper, legally named Keith...
  • Did Drake & 50 Cent Record A New Song Together?
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    Could we be seeing an upcoming collaboration between Drake and 50 Cent in the near future? According to 50/50 Konvict Muzik A&R & artist D-Teck, Drizzy and Fif have put together a new song that is a banger. Taking to twitter yesterday, D-Teck posted that he had just heard a song from the two superstars that made him put his gun fingers in the air and go...
  • N.W.A Biopic Casting Call Criticized As Racist, Company Apologizes
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    The N.W.A biopic film "Straight Outta Compton" is well on its way, after announcing several of the lead characters and a release date in mid-June, the film went on to start casting for other roles, some of which have raised a few eyebrows. Universal Pictures announced that "Straight Outta Compton" will hit theatres in August 14, 2015 at the same time Dr. Dre unveiled the first promo image from...
  • Reek Da Villain Leaves Busta Rhymes' Imprint To Sign With Birdman
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    Reek Da Villain's video for "Go Off" seemed like it could be a big break for Reek Da Villain, until it magically vanished off the internet. It turns out, that particular track (which featured guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood, and Swizz Beatz) was somewhat of the tipping point for Busta Rhymes and Reek Da Villain's fall out. In a new interview Reek explains that Busta pushed to get...
  • Young Thug Announces New Single With Mike WiLL Made It [Update: New Artwork Revealed]
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    Two of the biggest names in Atlanta's trap scene are about to team for a big single. Very soon, Young Thug and Mike WiLL Made It will unveil their collaborative track "Take A Picture," and today they've unveiled the artwork. Check it out in the gallery above. Fans of Thugger will remember the phrase "Take A Picture" being repeated quite a bit on his 1017 Thug song "Picture Baby," but...
  • DJ Drama Announces "Quality Street Music Part 2"
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     With the success of last year's Quality Street Music album, DJ Drama has decided to do another one, as he confirmed earlier today with MTV.  DJ Drama stopped by MTV Rapfix Live earlier today and co-hosted alongside Sway. During his time on the show, Drama confirmed that he's been working on his next album Quality Street Music Part 2. Drama went on to say that he's a couple...
  • A$AP Ferg Says Gucci Mane Beef Spawned From "Miscommunication"
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    Last month saw A$AP Ferg and Gucci Mane subtweeting each other over the similarity in their mixtape titles. With Gucci's upcoming Trap Back 2, Trap House 3, and the mixtape in question, Trap God 2, it seems as if the man who came dangerously close to naming himself Guwop has run a monopoly on "trap" based titles. As similar as Ferg's Trap Lord looks on paper, the A$AP rapper argues that...
  • Stream The Roots' New Album "…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin"
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    Earlier today we received a stream for Michael Jackson's latest piece of work, Xscape, and this afternoon another album stream has been released, this one for The Roots' new concept album …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.  We received the tracklist last week, and now Pitchfork has premiered a stream for the LP. ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin follows up their 2011 effort...
  • Full Lineup Revealed For 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers
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    The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards took place in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday, and information about this year's cyphers has been revealed. Footage of the first cypher is already available - it features Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Problem and Astro flowing over beats provided by DJ Premier. Slaughterhouse, A$AP Mob and TDE (Isaiah Rashad included) each have their own cypher, and Jon Connor, Action...
  • Kanye West Addresses His Criticism Of Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie"
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    Kanye West and Jay Z have had a long partnership as friends and collaborators, so it took many by surprise when 'Ye seemed to throw some shade at Hov during a performance earlier this year. In one of his signature "streams of consciousness," Yeezy expressed his dislike for Jay's collaboration with Justin Timberlake, saying "I got love for Hov, but I aint fucking with that 'Suit &...
  • Stream Kent Money's New "Crowned" EP
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    We've seen Hit-Boy's HS87 collective really grow over the past year or two. Not only have they been putting in work as a crew, since their debut compilation All I Ever Dreamed Of totheir new album We The Plug, but the individual artists continue to grind. Earlier this week we saw Audio Push reach 40k followers on Twitter and release "Mary Jane", and today Kent Money has released his own EP,...
  • Nas Comments On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Declaration
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    Much has been said about Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, and while many have shared their responses, there are a few rappers we'd still like to hear from-- Nas being one of them. Miss Info was able to get a hold of the rapper, and get his thoughts on Kendrick's verse, his claim of being "King Of New York," and restoring the competitive nature in hip hop. Despite Kendrick claiming...
  • Funkmaster Flex Lays Into Dame Dash, Says He Owes Curren$y & Beanie Sigel Money
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    Earlier this week Dame Dash decided to rip into Def Jam President Joie Manda, calling him a "culture vulture" among other things in an extensive rant on Instagram. Joie Manda himself has not responded to the attack, but Funkmaster Flex decided to address Dame's comments on his radio show yesterday, as he and Dame have been going back and forth on Instagram over the last few...
  • 50 Cent Calls Out Slowbucks For Snitching, Says He Doesn't Snatch Chains
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    50 Cent and Slowbucks have been entangled in some legal drama ever since Hot 97 Summer Jam went down, and Slowbucks lost his chain thanks to someone snatching it off his neck. That someone is allegedly a member of Fif's entourage (and reportedly the guy was arrested over the weekend). Following the incident on the SJ main stage, which was caught on video, Slowbucks held a press conference to...
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